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NavyPF4L    351

2400 baud modems......... Shotgunned. BBS's..........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodore 64 

 

 

 

Zork.. 0.o 

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Zod    14,969

The funny thing is, half the guys on here have no clue what we're talking about.

 

I remember when we got really excited that the processors broke 100MHz.

 

 

I also distinctly remember having a conversation with my old boss in which the words 

 

"16MB of RAM!!!  We'll never need more than that..."  were spoken.

 

I was tough shit when I upgraded my 14.4 to 28.8

 

Then motorola came out with their x2 technology and its was 56k

 

Blazing AOL!

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NavyPF4L    351

Any of you guys play DOOM on a BBS against other players for the first time!?!?! 0.o     At that moment I became a nerd.

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Zod    14,969

Any of you guys play DOOM on a BBS against other players for the first time!?!?! 0.o     At that moment I became a nerd.

 

I used to buy magazines at the grocery that had code in it for games.

 

 

I would spend all day typing it into the commodore 64

 

it would take hours

 

then I would play the game, usually something like popping balloons.

 

 

good times.

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CLTPanther    821

My grandfather gave me my first computer when I was 13, it was an old one that didn't do poo but word processor type of work. So I took it apart to see what was in it, I guess that was my launch into IT nerdem.. pays the bills nicely

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NavyPF4L    351

Best poo that ever happened to PC gaming was when ID put out that Demo disk and mysteriously that crack to unlock all of the full versions of their games including Quake 1.....  That made that game soo... freaking popular. As well as pirating.. I swear it was a revolution to PC gaming. That and OpenGL and that Verte technology or whatever the f it was called.

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Darth Biscuit    12,500

I used to buy magazines at the grocery that had code in it for games.

 

 

I would spend all day typing it into the commodore 64

 

it would take hours

 

then I would play the game, usually something like popping balloons.

 

 

good times.

 

Holy poo I did the same thing... those commodore's were awesome.

 

Did you have the 5 1/4" disk drive that looked like a toaster?  I also had the tape drive for a while... talk about old school.

 

I could record songs on the radio AND save programs to the same cassette = badass.

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Anybodyhome    4,682

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Radio Shack TRS ("Trash")-80. The latest and greatest....

 

Zod, let me know if you want to do a Kickstarter campaign to help fund this bad boy....

 

trs80l.jpg

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Zod    14,969

Holy shit I did the same thing... those commodore's were awesome.

 

Did you have the 5 1/4" disk drive that looked like a toaster?  I also had the tape drive for a while... talk about old school.

 

I could record songs on the radio AND save programs to the same cassette = badass.

 

We had this...

 

sx64.jpg

 

I stared at a 5 inch screen for most of my childhood

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Darth Biscuit    12,500

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Radio Shack TRS ("Trash")-80. The latest and greatest....

 

Zod, let me know if you want to do a Kickstarter campaign to help fund this bad boy....

 

trs80l.jpg

 

We had this very computer in my 6th grade classroom.  If I'm adding that up right that would be circa 1983.  Don't think we had the fancy monitor though... probably just used old B&W TVs

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Darth Biscuit    12,500

We had this...

 

sx64.jpg

 

I stared at a 5 inch screen for most of my childhood

 

Sweet, I didn't have the portable... I had this one...

 

commodore64_skaparenar_382911.jpg

 

 

...and I used an old 11" B&W TV.  Talk about badass... I got a brand new 13" COLOR TV one Christmas for it.  

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NavyPF4L    351

My grandfather gave me my first computer when I was 13, it was an old one that didn't do poo but word processor type of work. So I took it apart to see what was in it, I guess that was my launch into IT nerdem.. pays the bills nicely

 

 

Yeah my father who was an engineer at Sprint at the time would take me to the office with him sometimes and just sit me in front of a computer when I was 7 and say.. Have fun. Learn this. It will pay off.. 

 

 

Couldn't stick with the IT stuff in the civilian world because I hate slow computers with an absolute passion and fixing Email and Printer issues drove me insane. Soooo I went with a little more in depth on the hardware side of things and work on all the wires/boxes/relays/avionics of aircraft in the navy eh.. You name it everything is monitored and works off of electricity now a days. I thank that man every day because its like I see 1's and 0's in the matrix when it comes to fixing and troubleshooting this stuff. Definitely made me a very decorated man in the service.

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CLTPanther    821

If any of you nerds want to see where IT is headed, check out the link below. Cisco UCS platform is nuts. You can take a chasis that holds 6 - 8 blade servers, with each blade having 60 CPU cores and 1TB of RAM, on a 80gigabit backplane. The amount of poo you can put on one of these is insane as is the amount of I/O it can handle. We have taken our customers entire datacenters and collapsed it down to two of these chasis for redundancy and have tons of room for growth. One chasis alone can easily run 200-300 virtual machines depening on RAM requirements.

 

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10265/index.html

 

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